Tired of the same old vacation destination? The best places to visit in February show that the shortest month of the year is full of vacation opportunities. February often marks the celebration of vibrant cultural festivals, carnivals and month of love. This period you can explore unique and exciting destinations around the globe.
Apart from all the romantic Valentine’s Day weekend break, it is also a special time to embrace winter sports, discover exiting adventure and nature at its best. Here are some best places you can visit in February:
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands. It has a varied landscape, with mountains, beaches, and forests. February is the time for one of the island’s most anticipated events of the year. It is Carnival season and nice period to visit Tenerife, as the weather is pleasant and there are fewer crowds than in the summer months. You can visit Teide National Park, relax on the beach like Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos, and El Médano. Visit one of the island’s many historical sites.
The Maldives is a tropical paradise with crystal-clear waters, soft white sand beaches, and luxurious overwater bungalows. Each island in the Maldives is home to idyllic beaches with gorgeous scenic views and incredible marine life. During your island-hopping tour, you will have the chance to enjoy water activities such as kayaking snorkeling, swimming, diving and sailing. If you are going with your partner to celebrate Valentine’s Day one of the best things you can do is to have a candlelight dinner by the beach and there is opportunity for couple’s massage.
Banff is a world-renowned ski resort town located in the Canadian Rockies. February has cold temperature, plenty of snow, frozen lakes, charming ski resorts and other winter activities. You can go skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, or dog sledding. Banff also hosts a number of winter festivals in February, including the Banff Winter Festival and the Ice on Whyte festival.
Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. It’s famous for its annual Sapporo Snow Festival, which takes place in February. The festival features hundreds of giant snow and ice sculptures, as well as ski slopes, food stalls, live music, neon nightlife and other activities.
Turks and Caicos
This group of islands in the Caribbean Sea is known for its stunning beaches, turquoise waters, and friendly locals. February is the dry season. You can relax on the beach, go snorkeling or diving, or explore the underwater world on a submarine tour.
India is popular for its forts and palaces. You can visit India to meditate through yoga, get mesmerized by the mountains of Himalayas and ancient temples. February is one of the best months to visit India which marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of the summer season in most parts of the country. Some of the best regions to travel during February are Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand or any region located at the foothills of the Himalayas, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, West Bengal, Kerala, Sikkim, Chennai etc.
Lake Tahoe, USA
Lake Tahoe is a stunning alpine lake located on the border of California and Nevada. It is a desired destination for winter sports fans, where you can go skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and ice skating. February is also a good time to visit Lake Tahoe for its winter festivals, such as the SnowGlobe Music Festival and the American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race. There are so many wonderful things to do in Lake Tahoe in winter.
Marrakech is a vibrant city in Morocco with a rich history and culture. February marks the beginning of spring in Marrakech and is a great time to visit. As the weather is pleasant and there are fewer crowds than in the summer months. Explore the souks (markets), visit the Jemaa el-Fnaa square, and Atlas Mountains.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is a excellent for any culture lover. The city is home to world-famous landmarks such as Christ the Redeemer, Tijuca National Park and Sugarloaf Mountain. As well as beautiful beaches like Ipanema Beach and a vibrant nightlife scene. February is the height of the carnival season in Rio featuring samba music and street parades. Therefore, if you are looking for an unforgettable experience, this is the time to visit.
Venice Carnival, Italy
This is held annually, it is vibrant and magical celebration that takes place over two weeks in February. It is known for its elaborate costumes, intricate masks, balls, private parties, masquerade balls, theatrical performances and lively atmosphere.